R13 favourites Reuben have announced through a statement on their forum and myspace site that they are cancelling their appearance at 2000 Trees fetival and are to effectively go on hiatus for the foreseeable future.

Whilst the band has hinted in previous interviews that they did not know how long they could keep the band going the news has come as a shock to many fans.

The full statement reads as follows:
I regret to announce that Reuben are unable to play their slot on the 200 Trees Festival in July, but they would still urge people to go anyway - it should be a great weekend. They are very sorry to disappoint fans who have already bought tickets, as you can imagine Reuben hate cancelling shows. The band are all in good health but the culmination of several pressures just makes it impossible for Jamie to go ahead with it.

The band are not planning any more gigs or releases for the foreseeable future - I should make it clear that the band members are all on amicable terms and are supportive of the need to call a halt.

This seems like a good time to thank everyone who has helped and encouraged Reuben along the way; some of you have been there from the start, others from last week, some are within the music industry, others are simply fans - it doesn't matter which, you are all important and have given great strength to all concerned.